I had a few issues with installing LM18 at the same time Windows 10 was installed, so I booted into my UEFI USB (containing the .iso for LM 18 cinnamon) and decided that the only way to get past the issue that I was having (where LM18 couldn't install the grub menu for some reason), was to choose the 'clear disk and install Linux Mint 18' which would remove my windows installation on my SSD and replace it with LM18. This was fine and all as I was happy to partition my SSD at a later state to reinstall windows, but now after installing LM18 I am unable to access my 1TB HDD as it gives me this error
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Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/jackk/Data: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda1" "/media/jackk/Data"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Operation not permitted
The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown
Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
read-only with the 'ro' mount option.
Which prevents me from accessing my data stored on the other drive. To get around this I was going to install windows on a partition of my SSD using Gparted to create a partition, but I'm assuming due to me running the OS from the SSD, that GParted prevents me from resizing the partitions of my SSD. I assumed the only way to fix this is to boot from my UEFI USB for Linux Mint 18 and partition it from there, as there wouldn't be any interaction with the SSD so that i should be able to partition it. But since the installation of LM18, when booting with the UEFI USB for LM18 plugged into my USB 2.0 socket of my PC and then pressing F11 to choose the boot option, The boot loader loads but as soon as I select the device that I wish to boot from, the whole boot menu essentially crashes (The time freezes in the bottom right and it doesn't let me move my cursor or use the keyboard after pressing enter on any of the boot options.
So after it did that I was sort of out of options so I thought that I would just install windows on my 1TB HDD and then partition it. However, upon inserting my windows UEFI Installer, when pressing F11 to load the boot options, I am greeted with a black screen and a movable white cursor with a small white 'B4' text shown at the bottom right of my display. I have waited on this menu for 2 hours and nothing happens. I'm essentially stuck with LM18 installed and my primary goal was to dual boot LM18 and Windows 10 on the same SSD.
If anyone can help me in either restoring access to my 1TB HDD on LM18 or help me boot from either my windows recovery USB or my UEFI LM18 .iso USB that'd be great!